November 02, 2016
They say comedy equals tragedy plus time, but what about tragedy plus distance?
Walking is how Philadelphia resident Tom Stanley is beating his #septastrike blues. He added some music to his stroll in this whimsical music video posted Tuesday to Facebook to the tune of the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive" (h/t BillyPenn):
Stanley wasn't the only one to get funky during the strike. West Philly rapper Damian "Dame Dollur" Hewitt published a song and subsequent music video about the strike using the backing track to Ja Rule's "Livin It Up."
Here's an excerpt of the song, via Philly.com's Sofya Ballin:
And the trolley aint broken
You betta sell ya transpass and ya token
Cuz every station in the city aint open
They tryna get that fat raise and promotion
Hewitt told Ballin he made the song in about 15 minutes on Garageband and freestyled the lyrics.
If those localized renditions aren't enough, here are a few more transportation-related tracks to get you through the strike:
• "Walken" by Wilco (For those stuck walking to work)
• "Brand New Key" by Melanie (For bikers/roller skaters)
• "Waiting For The Bus" by the Violent Femmes (This song will help you not miss taking the bus)
• "I-76" by G. Love & Special Sauce (Have fun in traffic!)